According to the International Mountain Bike Association, this area is one of the top biking destinations in the world. In fact, one new bike route was just name Best New Bike Route in the World beating out trails from Switzerland and New Mexico. It is also home to the most prestigious mountain bike race in the U.S. and the largest fat-tire bike race in the World. Running through the complex are the best cross-country ski trails in the U.S. according to USA Today and CNN. The trail system is the birthplace of the International World Cup Ski Championship and hosts the second largest cross-country ski race in the world – the famed American Birkebeiner Ski Race. For the first time since its inception the FIS Cross Country Ski World Cup will return to this area in February 2024.

This area has over 1200 miles of interconnecting snowmobile trail systems, making it one of the largest trail systems in the U.S. The Chequamegon National Forest adds 300 miles of trails plus 1000 miles of National Forest Roads which are not plowed in the winter and are open to snowmobile travel. The interconnecting trail systems allow riders to travel from location to location on the lake and trails without having to trailer their machines. These trails give any snowmobiler an exhilarating outdoor experience.

Long known for being the golf capital of Wisconsin, there are 27 other golf courses to choose from, each carved through the lush green forest and glacial ponds all within an hour of the Resorts.

The Brule River has been designated as the “River of Presidents” because five United States Presidents have visited and fished the river – Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Dwight Eisenhower. In 1928, President Calvin Coolidge maintained a summer residence, known as the “Summer White House”, on the Brule River.

The Namekagon River, a designated National Park, flows through the idyllic resort area. This scenic and wild river offers great fishing for brown trout and provides paddlers over 100 miles to canoe and kayak with easy access and takeout points to accommodate trips of various lengths.

The river section near the new RNW is also a popular trout fishing destination and has abundant brook and brown trout. The Lumberjack World Championships are held annually on the river just downstream from the resort area.

RNW’s project is located within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest which sprawls across an astounding 1.5 million acres. It provides visitors with incredible sightseeing opportunities, fall color tours, and the North Country Trail – the longest contiguous hiking trail in the U.S., running from upstate New York to North Dakota. Additional offerings include geocaching and even panning for gold!

For the sportsman, most of the Chequamegon Forest is open to hunting. Species like whitetail deer, bear, turkey, and ruffled grouse are the most sought after, but the forest is teeming with waterfowl like Canada goose and several species of duck. It is also abundant in squirrel, rabbit, coyote, and fox. Some of the mammoth 800-mile trail system is designated just for hunting.

The nationally accredited Cable Natural History Museum – the only natural history museum in the Upper Great Lakes region is just minutes away from the Namekagon River Inn. The Museum takes its mission of environmental stewardship seriously and offers guided and interpretive tours of the Namekagon River and the National Forest.

And, for the joy and convenience of private pilots, the Cable Municipal Airport is located in the heart of the resort area and within minutes from RNW.